How do i do this?

Posted on 2006-05-06
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
I am trying to run a game server on my network, but i want to share my linksys access point also, so people around my house can also join and play

Here is what i currently have:
 Access Point -> Router -> Game server <- Router <- LAN Computers

I want the people that connect to the access point to be able to see the game server and also my lan be able to see the game server but the access point people not able to see my lan or be able to reach.

I was able to acheive this with the xp-pro on game-server with two nics but i have just installed Server 2k3 on it in order to run sql 2k.  So ever since i installed the server on the game-server it just don't work right.

So my question to you is ... how do i acheive the above sceneario?

Question by:kambrik
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    Since this worked before you upgraded to 2K3, I would suggest that specific ports need to be opened to allow the game server to function..  This would be determined by the game you are running on the server..  So, what are you trying to run here?
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    by:Keith Alabaster
    Is this a linksys with switch ports?
    if so there are no ports to open as the traffic does not pass through the Linksys, its just switched between the ports.

    Can you actually ping the other machines on the AP?

    Are you using wireles connections on the AP or just the hard-wired?

    Author Comment

    Great news i have resolved it. After turning on RRAS and enable the server as a router, with two different subnets it worked.

    Here are the configurations:

    AP( -> Router2( dhcp enabled) -> ( <- Router1( dhcp enabled) <- etc...

    I also added two static routes in the ras to point to the two different subnets.

    So after doing that i was able to see from the AP side to the game server, and also from the lan side to the game server, and they cannot see each other.

    I'm trying to run a Quake3 Arena server. Using the eternal 6.2 mod, it works 100% from lan side, but have not tested from the wireless side yet.

    My new question is how do i make it when someone logs on my access-point to auto join them (or something) to the workgroup/ or better yet just be able to see and access a folder that i am sharing on the game-server.

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